Daily Blog 6 July 2015 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Guest Comments:

“Thank you for n amazing day!! An incredible experience, staff all so friendly and very passionate. A must do in SA!” – Jennifer

“Thank you for a truly memorable experience. I am so glad I did this. Thanks for taking great care and making memories” – Cybele

“That was amazing! Thank you so much for taking such good care of all of us and showing us a truly beautiful species” – Kelcey



Water Temperature: 14.5C + 14.6C
Depth: 11.4m + 10m
Visibility: 3m + 4m
Number of Sharks: 6 + 4
Conditions:  A windy day with increasing easterly winds but lots of sunshine!

We launched at 10am from Gansbaai harbor and went to the Geldsteen. Shortly after anchoring we got to see our first shark! A 2.5m juvenile Great White. The biggest shark we spotted was Clampy, a 4.2m female. But we did not just see big females, a 3.5m male came around and showed off in front of the cage. The wind picked up as time proceeded. Fortunately the wind was coming from the east so we were sheltered at the Geldsteen. We ended up seeing 6 different sharks, a stingray and a hagfish! After getting back to the harbor we decided to wait a bit before launching for our second trip. We were scheduled to launch at 2pm but because the tide was quite low and because we had a bit of swell in front of the harbor we decided to wait a bit longer before launching. We headed back to the Geldsteen where the visibility was getting better and better. The sun was getting closer to the horizon so that made it a bit tricky to spot the sharks for our bait handler and our decoy handler. Fortunately the views from the cage were incredible with some sharks swimming very close to the cage! As there was a bit of wind and swell a few people got sick but that did not keep them from getting into the cage and getting the most out of the experience. This positive attitude is always much appreciated!

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then

Shark Diving in Gansbaai

, and more specifically with Marine Dynamics, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Book and pay online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.


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